2015 Vencer Sarthe is a Dutch Supercar Startup
Although not very big or enduring, the Dutch auto industry is nevertheless an interesting subject. Spyker (in both its original and more recent incarnations) produced some cool cars, and DAF is, well, amazing. Now there’s another automaker that wants to write a chapter of automotive history in the land of wooden shoes and windmills, and its name is Vencer. The firm’s first model is a supercar called the Sarthe (as in La Sarthe, home of the 24 Hours of Le Mans), and while the styling may consist of a cornucopia of supercar design tropes (Vencer says there are subtle tributes to the Group C sports prototypes of the ’80s; so subtle, in fact, that we couldn’t find any of ‘em…), what powers this mid-engine missile is a bit outside the norm: It’s a supercharged 6.3L V8 of undisclosed origin producing 613 horsepower and 618 lb.-ft of torque. No confirmation on what type of transmission is being used (a 6-speed manual is suggested in the pictures below) or what sort of track numbers the Sarthe will put up, but we’re guessing it will be fairly competitive with other exotica in its price bracket, which is roughly $350,000 before applicable taxes and whatnot.